Category: Fashion & Style

My Favorite Fall 2016 Fashion Trends


Even though autumn is approximately five seconds long in Minnesota, I’m still a major sucker for all things fall fashion. The extra-frigid temps we experience is just an excuse to buy a jacket or two, you know? There are always a handful of styles that tend to make an impact on me each season, and even though our autumn is laughably brief, my love of trends knows no bounds. The heart doesn’t know that it doesn’t FEEL like fall, guys. Anyway! If you’re curious about cute, of-the-moment clothes and how to wear them, read on! Here are three of my favorite fall fashion trends for 2016. (more…)

The 5 Bras Every Girl Should Own


Lingerie was pretty much my first love. I’ll explain. I go through phases of obsession with clothing–bikinis, yoga pants, dresses. The article that started it all, though, was the bra. I used to have a color-coordinated drawer filled to the brim with VS’ finest in pastel shades and animal prints. Now, while this was approximately 10 years ago, I still have a bit of a soft spot for all things lacy and frilly. Oh, and also, a killer, well-fitting bra? Totally changes your entire vine, posture, and look. In that spirit, I’ve put together a list of must-have pieces that each and every babe should aspire to own. Consider it the beginning of a well-stocked bra library. (more…)

Shop My Closet – FINALLY!

Shop My Closet

Hey guys! If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know that cleaning out my closet and putting things up for sale has been a goal of mine for, oh, a year…I’m FINALLY doing it! Yep yep, you can now *~officially~* shop my closet. I have too many clothes (& shoes. & swimsuits.) and not enough time, basically, so I’m getting down to biz and categorizing, photographing, and pricing a ton of goodies! We’re talking dresses, tops, activewear, loungewear, shoes, bikinis, accessories, all of it. Expect to see pieces from brands and stores like Nasty Gal, Free People, Nike, Lululemon, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, and more. (more…)

Major Bikini Trends for Summer 2016

Summer 2016 Bikinis

One of my favorite Pinterest pursuits is growing my ‘SWIMSUIT season‘ board. (PS, are you following me yet?!) I just love a good bathing suit. Seriously–“love” probably sounds like a strong word when it comes to describing ones affection for swimwear, but I promise that it’s appropriate. I’m a full-on bikini aficionado…and I may or may not have an entire overstuffed drawer full of them. Just like any other garment, though, there are standout swimsuit trends each and every season. Remember fringe? Or tankinis? Or boy short bottoms? Or neoprene?! See, it’s totally a thing. This year, I’ve been pining over a few distinctive swimmie styles that seem to have been popping up everywhere online…naturally I wanted to share my swimsuit discoveries in a post! From Instagram to Pinterest to fashion blogs, here are some of the season’s hottest picks in swimwear. (more…)

Sporty, Not Spendy: The Cutest New Activewear Is @ Forever 21

The cutest new activewear? It's at Forever 21!

Heads up: your fav mall store is killing it in the activewear department. Forever 21 has had an activewear line for over a year now, but their latest collection is so good that it will have you walking around like a human heart-eyes emoji. Their offerings are not only seriously stylish and on-trend, but also ridiculously reasonable in price. (I should know, guys…I poured over their ever-growing activewear sections both in store and online Friday afternoon!) If your activewear collection could use a little boost for summer, but you’re not looking to bust your bikini budget, look no further. Here’s a roundup of some of their current cuties…Nothing over $30! (more…)

The VITALITY CHILD Spring 2016 Wish List

Vitality Child Spring 2016 Wish List

It’s MARCH already. Mid-March. Am I the only person who finds this somewhat insane? Yes, time goes on and seasons change, but this feels like it happened really quickly. February wasn’t even that bad! Not mad about it. Anyway…Sunday marks the official start of the new season, so naturally there are a few new goodies I’ve been eying. Clothes, decor, gems, beauty…I want it all. Whether you’re making a spring wish list of your own–which is something that I totally recommend doing–or just enjoy sneaking peeks into other people’s shopping carts, this is for you. Here are five things I’m loving (and wanting!) for spring 2016.

1. Off-the-shoulder tops + dresses.

Susana Monaco Fifi Dress
Susana Monaco Fifi Dress.

I love the look of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses…how cute is the Susana Monaco dress above?! The style embodies this feminine, effortlessly sexy vibe that’s super alluring. They’re so unexpectedly sultry, and make for a creative way to show a little skin. Isn’t that what spring is all about?! Like any good trend, there are a few different iterations of this look, but my favorites are the flowy, 70s-inspired silhouettes like most of those pictured below, and tight-fitting tops with built-in chokers–basically polar opposites. But hey, a girl’s gotta have options.

2. Natural beauty products.

Crystal-infused organic rose flower water for face + hair, via ETSY.
Crystal-infused organic rose flower water for face + hair, via Etsy.

I’m all about natural, chemical-free beauty products these days, especially skincare items. I mean, when you think about it, isn’t it kind creepy knowing that everything you apply to your face seeps into your skin? Yeah. So, right now my focus is on indie beauty buys designed to nourish, protect, and enhance my skin…mostly because if you take great care of your skin, you can get away with wearing less makeup. Currently coveting facial oils, masques, scrubs, and hair treatments. Bonus points if they’re cruelty-free and use organic ingredients.